Nature: Ocean Wonders
Encountering Sea Monsters
Take the plunge with deep-sea cameraman Bob Cranston as he encounters "the stuff of nightmares." Tim Matheson narrates this gripping program that explores the gloomy green ocean depths to discover fantastic worlds and the beautiful but deadly creatures that inhabit them. Nothing in science fiction can prepare you for a creature with a beak like a parrot, no bones in its body, three hearts, blue blood, skin that can change colors, and arms growing out its lips. Cranston enlists help of scientists and experts to enter the world of squid and octopus, where cannibalism is practiced daily, mating can involve amputation, trickery is everywhere, and size means everything and nothing.
Oceans in Glass: Behind the Scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Go behind the scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, recognized as one of the most significant and spectacular aquariums in the world. Its pioneering displays of realistic undersea environments continue to entertain and educate two million annual visitors. But how does an aquarium work? What is the science behind the magic? Actor Peter Coyote narrates this intriguing program that offers a rare glimpse at the complex operations required to create and maintain the magical exhibits of more than 35,000 animals and plants, and chronicles how the aquarium successfully exhibited a great white shark for a record-breaking 198 days!